Secret of the Dance

Secret of the Dance

Andrea Spalding (author), Darlene Gait (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 1551433966

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A boy will never forget witnessing a forbidden Potlatch. In 1935, a nine-year-old boy's family held a forbidden Potlatch in faraway Kingcome Inlet. Watl'kina slipped from his bed to bear witness. In the Big House masked figures danced by firelight to the beat of the drum. And there, he saw a figure he knew. Aboriginal elder Alfred Scow and award-winning author Andrea Spalding collaborate to tell the story, to tell the secret of the dance.

Reading Level
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Cultural/Diversity History Holidays & Festivals People & Places Picture Books
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Language Arts
English (US)
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